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The final step of your business’s journey!

Running a business on any scale requires careful planning and the ability of its managers to capitalize on all opportunities presented, while also finding the best solutions to all the…

Business air travel taxying to take off again

The business aviation sector, in the doldrums for nearly a decade, could be readying to take off again, as plane makers seek to lure company executives with onboard connectivity and…

Sustainable business

It has been more than six years since governments around the world adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and almost five years to the day since they signed on to…

Courts for businesses

The World Bank’s Doing Business Report (2019) ranked Pakistan at 156 out of 190 economies on the ‘enforcing contracts’ indicator, based on the cost and quality of judicial processes, and…

Middle class, business and government

We all know Middle Class, both experientially and perceptively. Most readers have been there, up or down the middle class pole, mostly up. We also know middle class values: notion…

Competition law: a pro-business approach

In The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith said the following about competition: "In general, if any branch of trade, or any division of labour, be advantageous to the public and…

Pre-budget Activity In Full Swing

Pre-budget activity in full swing

In Pakistan routine pre-budget activity has begun with the budget scheduled to be presented on 3rd June in the National Assembly. The government ministries/departments have submitted their demand for funding…

Business Leadership

Business Leadership

As former President of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as former Chairman of SITE Association of Industry and founder of a few bilateral fora, I often assess…

PML-N: Pro- Or Anti-business?

PML-N: pro- or anti-business?

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is widely regarded as a business-friendly party however this assessment was recently challenged by two international perception surveys: (i) World Bank's ease of doing business rated…